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Jasxnicole

Jasxnicole

Joined August 2018

On ne voit bien qu‘avec le cœur - l‘essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. ~ Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ???
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Cinderella Is Dead | Kalynn Bayron
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Such a coincidence that I was thinking about the 1997 Cinderella with Brandy and Whitney Houston only to see this cover reveal the next afternoon ...

This cover is gorgeous! 😍😍

Liatrek Love it ❤️❤️❤️ 4d
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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine | Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
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Might just finish #40 tonight 🤞🏾

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A Song Below Water: A Novel | Bethany C. Morrow
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This is beautiful!!!

Sign me up for anything that includes black mermaids & sirens! 😍🧜🏾‍♀️

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Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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Another day, another bookstore read - started this one yesterday and couldn‘t put it down without finishing 🙈

This was a really good and creepy read and I can‘t wait to see the movie this weekend!

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We Need New Names: A Novel | NoViolet Bulawayo
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When picking books to fulfill wedding rhyme prompts, I only knew that I wanted to try and fill them in with all black authors. Now having read them, I noticed that they all deal with sharing knowledge and aspects of a particular culture. They‘re also split up down the middle by keeping aspects of culture and retellings in a new form.

I might not be able to plan this again with future challenges, but this tiny coincidence was nice. 😊

#aty2019

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Happy Halloween 🎃👻

SW-T 😊🎃😊 3w
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Running out of room in my tiny library with a full drawer of books that still need to be shelved ... please send help 🙈

But also more books? Belle‘s library is the ultimate goal 📚

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Ghost Boys | Jewell Parker Rhodes
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I‘m so glad I gave this a chance. Although following Jerome on his journey was heartbreaking and felt too close to home in terms of the reality we live in today, the addition of having him interact with not only Emmett Till and other victims of race-related violence, but the daughter of the officer that took his life gave this a new perspective.

Much like The Hate U Give and Dear Martin, this was such an important read, just in a tinier package.

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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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A dual narrative in verse? I‘m in!

And the cover is BEAUTIFUL!!! 😍😍

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Before She Ignites | Jodi Meadows
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An out of the blue library haul - dragons, Jamaica & Harley Quinn 😍📚

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Suggested Reading | Dave Connis
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No better way to end #bannedbooksweek yesterday than with this beauty here!

Such a beautifully written love letter to books and why they‘re important. 😍📚

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Suggested Reading | Dave Connis
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I love this title page! 😍📚

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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It‘s a truth universally acknowledged that when rich people move into the hood, where it‘s a little bit broken and a little bit forgotten, the first thing they want to do is clean it up.

WriterAtHeart I have this on my TBR! I hope you're enjoyed it! 2mo
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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“If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

A loved stack of books for #bannedbooksweek - I didn‘t realize I had this many banned/challenged books on my shelf, stories I‘ve fallen in love with, made me think and couldn‘t imagine not being able to read.

DivineDiana I also own all of those books! I had no idea! 2mo
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It | Stephen King
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Creepy find out in the wild ... I just might have to add this to my collection! 🤡🎈🙈

Leftcoastzen Wow! 2mo
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Friday Black | NANA KWAME. ADJEI-BRENYAH
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I usually don‘t so short stories, but this collection was much more my speed. Reading through this felt like watching mini episodes of Black Mirror and I wouldn‘t mind seeing some of them expanded into full novels. Imagery and the atmospheres created in each story are also beautifully done!

Highlights: The Finkelstein 5, The Era, Lark Street, Zimmer Land, Friday Black & Light Spitter

bookladyreads I was curious about this book. I'm not really into short stories and I kept adding and removing this book from my tbr. Perhaps I'll give it a try. 2mo
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Another year #backtohogwarts on the Hogwarts Express ❤️💛💙💚

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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August Wrap-up 📚

One book short of repeating last month due to some timing issues, but I still got some pretty good titles in. On the bright side, I think I‘ve finally got back in habit of knocking a book out in one night (even if I lose some sleep in the process 🙈). Hoping to keep this going for the rest of the year! 🤞🏾

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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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From the very first lines I was completely locked in. The pacing was great, although it felt a tad slow at first - but when it picked up, I was not at all prepared for the directions it took!

I got so lost in the story and the characters that I was so sad to see this end. Luckily the sequel is around the corner so I don‘t have to wait too long for more Jane & Katherine.

#popsugar2019

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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“Nowhere in the world are there to be found people richer than the Chinese.” ~ Ibn Battuta

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Chaotic Good | Whitney Gardner
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I stumbled across this one on a bookstore run and it caught my attention from the paper doll inspired cover.

This was a beautifully written love letter to nerd culture. I loved getting a look into Cameron‘s thought process as she was creating her costumes - the description of those moments made it feel like I was watching her putting together each piece. The inclusion of the comics was also a nice touch.

#popsugar2019

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Chaotic Good | Whitney Gardner
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These were such a nice surprise! 😍

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Chaotic Good | Whitney Gardner
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I love when everything is planned out to even the smallest of details 😍

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Chaotic Good | Whitney Gardner
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Another great dedication close to my heart 😍🤓

SW-T 😊 3mo
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We Need New Names | NoViolet Bulawayo
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When you go to the library to pick up a hold and end up leaving with a few extras 🙈

SW-T 😊😊😊 3mo
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Deathless Divide | Justina Ireland
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What Black period piece dreams are made of!!! Hurry up February 2020!! 😍⚔️

Liatrek Oh my that cover ❤️❤️ I can‘t wait for this sequel. I loved the first one! 3mo
Nute Is that the cover? Gorgeous! 2mo
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Jane for the win! 👑⚔️

SW-T 😊😊😊 3mo
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Off to a beautiful start 😍👑✊🏾

SW-T 🥰 3mo
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The Belles | Dhonielle Clayton
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Taking a trip to Orléans for #mapmonday ?

rather_be_reading beautiful! 3mo
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Shadowshaper | Daniel Jos Older
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I was drawn to this book from just the cover, but then digging into the story kept me just as interested. Anything dealing with art will always catch my attention, but throwing in a little bit of magic and slight horror movie elements was right up my alley.

I loved the layers to Sierra‘s character and all of the shadowshaping scenes were described so beautifully, I could see them in my head.

#popsugar2019

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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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“We were not strong, only aggressive; we were not free, merely licensed; we were not compassionate, we were polite; not good, but well behaved. We courted death in order to call ourselves brave, and hid like thieves from life. We substituted good grammar for intellect; we switched habits to simulate maturity; we rearranged lies and called it truth, seeing in the new pattern of an old idea the Revelation and the Word.”

Thank you for your words😢

staci.reads She is in a class of her own 😪 The world is a little less lyrical today.
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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What started out as a chapter or two turned into devouring the entire book in one sitting. It reminded me so much of Behind the Music that at times I forgot that this was a fictional band. I loved following their journey creating the perfect album, working through their vices and ups and downs in their different relationships.

This did such a good job of conveying the impulses and affects of music that I was sad when it was all over.

#aty2019

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July Wrap-up 📚

I did a little better this time around, finally knocking a few off my TBR that had been sitting there for far too long (🙈). I also figured out that I‘m starting to take an interest in more books written in verse, which has been fun finding ones that interest me. Hoping next month will be just as productive!! .

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A fabulous month! 💕📚💕 4mo
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”This boy will be famous. There won‘t be a child in our world that won‘t know his name.”

Happy birthday Harry Potter!! ⚡️❤️💛

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Shadowshaper | Daniel Jos Older
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May/June Wrap-up 📚

I only managed to get a few books checked off of my list here and there over the past two months, but they were all pretty great picks. My TBR stack still seems to be growing (🙈), so hopefully I can knock some more off in the next month or two 🤞🏾

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Some good reads there, well done! 💖📖💖 5mo
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My first #rainbowstack just in time for the end of #PrideMonth 🏳️‍🌈

rachelsbrittain So cute! Love this 5mo
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Shadowshaper | Daniel Jos Older
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I love Sierra! 😆

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Shadowshaper | Daniel Jos Older
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The beginnings of a beautiful relationship😏😊

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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Major book haul - a mixture of old and new to add to my growing shelves. 📚

Been in a little bit of a reading slump lately, mainly due to a lack of free time, so hopefully knowing these beauties are waiting on the side will get me going again 🤞🏾

SW-T 😊😊😊Nice haul! Happy reading! 6mo
Emilymdxn I loved the care and feeding of ravenously hungry girls! 6mo
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This was fast but sweet read that felt timely given the current political climate. I appreciated the overall structure and how it read - specifically the change in perspectives and how everyone and everything seemed to be intertwined. I enjoyed following Natasha and Daniel and watching them grow, both as individuals and as a unit. I felt their inner struggles and was happy to see them resolved, even if not completely, by the end.

#aty2019

SW-T That ending! Glad I read the epilogue 😊 6mo
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Started this beauty over the weekend 😍

#aty2019

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It‘s GORGEOUS!!! 😍😍👑

swynn Thanks for sharing this. Now I want it even more than I thought I did 7mo
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Found a new book to add to my always growing Harry Potter collection 😍

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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March Wrap-up 📚

Was planning on marking a lot more off my TBR and challenge lists this month, but working at the theater kept me extremely busy this month(Thanks Madea, Captain Marvel, AND Us 😩). I still managed to fit in some really good picks so not all is lost 😊

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! 📖💖 8mo
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Five Feet Apart | Rachael Lippincott
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I went into this a little apprehensive, expecting something too much like Fault in Our Stars, but got something slightly different, which I appreciated.

It was quite a ride following Stella and Will, watching them grow despite their circumstances. I also learned more about the seriousness of cystic fibrosis. There were moments that made me smile, sad, and completely broke my heart. Short but sweet, this was a romance I didn‘t mind reading.

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Squeezing in some reading before work 📖

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Marvel Powers of a Girl | Lorraine Cink
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Higher. Further. Faster. ❤️🌟💙

Happy movie release day to Captain Marvel!

#InternationalWomensDay #CarolDanvers

Centique I‘m so looking forward to this! Great illustration😍 8mo
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February Wrap-up 📚

I read a lot more than I thought I‘d be able to this month, most of which ended up being same day reads because I just didn‘t want to leave the worlds I walked into. I‘ve taken so much away in what seems like such a short amount of time and I can‘t wait to see where next month takes me.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great books there! 📖💖 9mo
Centique Wow you read a lot! I can see a few there that are on my TBR list. I just got my 86 year old Dad to read Born A Crime. He was so in awe of Trevor‘s mom - we all are aren‘t we! 🙌🙌 8mo
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#Riotgrams Day 27: Fancy, Unique or Fun Spines 😍📚

Spines are usually the first thing the grab my attention in a library or bookstore when I‘m looking for something interesting or different to read. If it‘s got some sort of a pattern, cool typeface or imagery, I‘m more likely to pick it up and look into the story just based on the vibe it‘s giving me.

#bookriot

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Friday Black | NANA KWAME. ADJEI-BRENYAH
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#Onceyougoblackout Day 5: Short Stories/Essays 📚

Not usually one to go for short story collections, but I was really drawn to and intrigued by these.

Just finished Friday Black a few days ago and can‘t wait to dive into the other two!

#blackhistorymonth #blacklitsy #blitsy